Getting to Know You

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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby Gildor_Inglorion » Jun 12, 2017 7:20 pm

johobbit - I know, it seems like I joined forever ago! I am definitely a big LotR fan and have been since I was young. :) My wedding is July 8th, so coming up soon! Thanks for the welcome back :)

coracle - Thank you! And I'm definitely excited about SC :)

stargazer - Thank you and I will!

The Rose-Tree Dryad - Thank you so much! We used to talk so much but it was so long ago it kind of seems like it was one long dream lol. I don't know if that makes any sense. XD But it's good to be back :)
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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby fledge1 » Jun 21, 2017 8:18 am

1. Name (please avoid your real full name): Fledge1
2. King or Queen of Narnia (guy or girl): King
3. Family (single/married/kids): married with kids
4. Occupation: Retention coordinator at community college
5. How you learned about NarniaWeb: Google years ago(just coming back)
6. How old were you when you first read the Chronicles: first grade. Had nightmares and brother read me lion witch to help me sleep. Have a pic from book tattoo on my arm
7. How many times have you read the Chronicles: Once a year sense high school (15 years)
8. Favorite of the Chronicles: changes. Currently The Horse and His Boy. So deep!!
9. Hobbies and/or interesting things about you: my daughter shows mini horses. Her main mare is pregnant And hoping to name baby either Hwin or Fledge. Camping is a blast and reading.
Alright, now it's your turn! :)
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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby johobbit » Jun 21, 2017 10:42 am

Welcome back, fledge1! It's good to see you here again. What a comforting and memorable story about your intro into Narnia. How kind of your brother! Would it suit to see a photo of your tattoo? (No pressure if you'd prefer not.) That Pauline Baynes' scene of Tumnus and Lucy walking through woods is so iconic ... very beloved, indeed.

I've mentioned this here before, but The The Horse and His Boy is almost tied for my top Narnian Chronicle The Silver Chair. However, this was not always the case. When I was young, even though I really liked it, it was nowhere near the pinnacle. But the older I get, the more I love/appreciate the richness and depth of that tale. (Actually, though, I also like saying that my favourite book of the seven is the one I am currently reading. ;)))

That's really cool about the mini horses. Great name ideas for the baby! ;)) :D

So, you enjoy camping and reading ... both of which we have topics for here in the Spare Oom: camping; reading. :)

Are you introducing your own children, now, to the Chronicles? :D
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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby fledge1 » Jun 21, 2017 4:12 pm

johobbit,
Thanks! Yes I will gladly show the tattoo. I am very proud of it. Narnia is one of my favorite things and has been for MOST of my life. And yes we are excited for the baby mini....well I am. We have not told me daughter yet that Zoey maybe pregnant. I will for sure look at the camping and reading topics!!! I love being back on. I say the same thing about what is my favorite book. TLWW and HHB are the top two, but yes whatever one i am reading HA. Those two for very different reasons.
And my oldest is reading through all seven now. LOVES them. My other two are to young to read them, but I have let them watch the movies. Explained how different and better the books are. It is fun to see the magic through their eyes now. Makes me remember.....
Where should I post the tattoo pic? Need to take one. It is going to eventually get colored in, right now it is just like the book....i want to get the lamp post on the back side of my arm as well. Having someone design a tree like lamp post currently.
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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby johobbit » Jun 21, 2017 6:39 pm

fledge1 wrote:Explained how different and better the books are.

Indeed. ;)) And it's great to hear your oldest is reading through the Chronicles now. :D When our kids were young, we'd gather them around a campfire in the backyard on summer evenings and read them aloud together. Grrreat memories! Then they got to the age of being able to read them on their own, and that was special too.

You could post the picture here ... or in the Town Square, which is the hangout for general conversation about anything and everything. ;))

Again, welcome back!
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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby fledge1 » Jun 22, 2017 1:03 pm

johobbit- wont let me post it for some reason. Even tried to send you a message with the picture but it wouldnt let me. Not sure why.
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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby The Rose-Tree Dryad » Jun 22, 2017 1:36 pm

This is a little belated, but welcome back to NarniaWeb, fledge1! I've really enjoyed reading your recent posts. :) I especially liked the story about your brother reading LWW to you when you were little and plagued with nightmares... that is so sweet!

I'm not sure what's causing you trouble with posting an image. The BBC code for posting a picture is:

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Let us know if you need any more help with that! I would love to see some pictures of your daughter's miniature horses over on the Pets Blog here in the Spare Oom sometime. (I wanted a miniature horse when I was young, but city ordinances about livestock or something quickly dashed that dream. ;)))
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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby johobbit » Jun 22, 2017 2:54 pm

Thanks, Rose! Those instructions help you post, fledge1. :)

And ditto about seeing photos on the Pets Blog of the miniature horses (and the baby when it arrives!).
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Re: Getting to Know You

Postby fledge1 » Jun 22, 2017 5:50 pm

Thanks for the info on pictures...I will try to figure it out soon. They are on my phone right now so I will have to log in on my phone and give that a go. And I would love to show pics of Zoey (the mini) she is adorable.
Thanks for the welcome back!!! I really actually missed this place. Right now I should be doing some homework for my Masters classes but...I mean its Narnia...
HAHA. Ok, pics to come soon!
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